On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 11:58 PM Thomas Stephen Lee <lee.iitb at gmail.com> wrote: > > On Sun, May 17, 2020 at 4:35 AM Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote: >> >> On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 11:07 AM Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org> wrote: >> > >> > On 16/05/2020 16:20, Thomas Stephen Lee wrote: >> > > Hi, >> > > >> > > I am a user of CentOS 8. >> > > When can we expect an image on AWS? >> > > I am just learning AWS and would like to use CentOS 8 for that. >> > > >> > > https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/CloudInstance >> > > >> > > says that this is the list to ask. >> > > >> > > thanks >> > > >> > > --- >> > > Lee >> > > >> > >> > we built CentOS 8 AMI for both x86_64 and aarch64 and I was able to >> > import these images in our own account, and could boot these images fine. >> > We tried to reach out to AWS multiple times but no answer so actually >> > I'd be tempted to just share for 8.2.2004 release the AMIs and announce >> > that nobody can use marketplace but can directly launched shared AMIs >> > when the have the reference , so like what Fedora is doing (we never >> > were able to get the 8.0.1905 nor 8.1911 images published on >> > marketplace) :-( >> >> I've done it by hand now, for CentOS 8 and RHEL 8, by building locally >> on VirtualBox or VMware Player from installation media and exporting a >> VM image to import on for an AWSM AMI. It does require some caution: >> encrypting your root disk images, for example, is considered a good >> security step. But XFS on CentOS 7 used to present some difficulties, >> and I wound engaging in some serious "use my own tools to transfer the >> running OS to a pristine new disk image partitioned the way my client >> demanded to follow their security standards. I've been pulling that >> stunt since roughly 1998 when updating and repartitioning operating >> systeems for a Very Large CDN, the experience is helpful for dealing >> with mock and chroot dcages. >> _______________________________________________ >> > > Hi, > > Can Red Hat/IBM/Community do something to help? > > thanks Sharing a popular AMI out of your own personal account can become.... expensive, for an individual, especially if it's a bit on the buiky side with graphical applications or development tools. There also may be bureaucratic or business goal reasons for AWS to delay CentOs 8: I hope there is no subtle interference going on behind closed doors.